Every parent loves to capture their children’s life as they grow up, cherishing each little memory and milestone for as long as possible. First steps, first visit to Santa and every other first in between. But for these photographers and mothers, they wanted to embrace more than just the candid cuteness their kids and decided to show off the more whimsical side of childhood.
Lisa Holloway and Holly Spring are two mothers that have found a way to use their lenses to highlight the beauty of their own children’s imaginations. Holloway, an Arizona native, is mother to a super-sized family of 12. She began photographing her children as a way to document their lives. But then, it transformed into something else entirely.
Her photos are filled with whimsy and magic… making you long for the magic of your own childhood.
Lisa’s beautiful photos make us look at childhood a little different.
We may all feel nostalgic for simpler times…
But these photos really hit home.
The innocence is just beautiful.
For Holly Spring, her inspiration comes from her daughter. Holly took up photography after her daughter struggled early on in life. She was born with a congenital defect (symbrachydactyly) resulting in a shorter left arm. She also has Hirschsprung’s Disease, a bowel condition. Spring, as any loving mother would, just wanted to show her daughter there are no limits to what she can achieve.
Her little girl is so sweet.
And the photos she took of her showcases her strength in the face of adversity.
They are truly beautiful, just as she is.
We should all take more opportunities to look at the world with these whimsical perspectives! Although these are two different families, they share a beautiful perspective. The world is a wonderful place, filled with magic (that usually only children can see). We should learn to see it ourselves!
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